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Schiit Freya S

Schiit Freya S is a Balanced Passive or Active Pre amp with Remote Control

Schiit Freya S is, quite simply, a solid-state Freya+. Like Freya+, it’s a true no-excuses, balanced, remote-control preamp! Switch between passive mode and Nexus™ differential gain stage, enjoy the fine control of a 128-step relay-switched stepped attenuator volume control with perfect channel matching, and control it all from the comfort of your favorite chair.

Nexus™—The Seamless Discrete, Differential Gain Stage

Freya S brings Schiit's unique Nexus™ gain stage to a preamp—meaning you get seamless handling of all of your sources, whether balanced or single-ended. Nexus seamlessly converts single-ended to balanced and balanced to single-ended, in a single, discrete, current-feedback gain stage. In Freya, the Nexus gain stage offers two different gain levels—a gain of 1, so it behaves like a differential buffer, and a gain of 4, for systems that need more volume.

Easiest 128-Step Relay-Switched Volume, Ever

The benefits of a relay-switched stepped attenuator for volume are clear. Compared to a potentiometer, they give you essentially perfect channel matching and near-unmeasurable distortion. However, some preamps with relay-stepped attenuators confuse you with buttons and screens. Not Freya S. Freya S has a volume knob that works just like a volume knob—just grab and turn. And if you use the remote control, the motorized potentiometer changes to match the remote setting. 

Yes, Remote Control Included

When you’re talking about gear that doesn’t sit on your desktop (like Schiit's headphone amps), you need the convenience of remote control for volume, input switching, output switching, and muting. Freya S includes a custom remote control, standard.

Perfect Companion to Our DACs

Want a remote-controlled system to interface your digital gear with the rest of your system? Stack Freya S and Gungnir Multibit or Freya S and Yggdrasil (or any other product) for a true no-compromise remote-controlled system.

Designed and Assembled In USA

By “designed and assembled in USA" this is what this mean: the vast majority of the total production of Freya S—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—come from US companies manufacturing in the US. Our chassis are made minutes from Schiit's facility. The PCBs are done just over the hill, or done in North California

5-Year Warranty

Freya S is covered by a 5-year limited warranty that covers parts and labour. 

Nexus Differential Stage

Gain: 1 (0dB)

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 3Hz-500KHz, -3dB

THD: <0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 2V RMS

IMD: <0.001%, CCIR

SNR: >115db, A-weighted, referenced to 2V RMS 

Output Impedance: 75 ohms SE, 600 ohms balanced

Gain: 4 (12dB)

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 3Hz-200KHz, -3dB 

THD: <0.002%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 2V RMS 

IMD: <0.002%, CCIR 

SNR: >110db, A-weighted, referenced to 2V RMS 

Output Impedance: 75 ohms SE, 600 ohms balanced

Topology: Nexus™ topology; current feedback with nested differential stages 

Input Impedance: 10K ohms

Crosstalk: >85dB, 20-20kHz

Inputs: 2 XLR pairs plus 3 RCA pairs, selectable via front switch or remote

Outputs: 1 XLR pair plus 2 RCA pairs, selectable via front switch or remote 

Volume Control: relay-switched stepped attenuator with discrete thin-film resistors, 128 0.625dB steps

Power Supply: One 24VA transformer with regulated +/-18V rails, plus regulated 5VDC for microprocessor 

Power Consumption: 20W typical

Size: 40.64 x 20.32 x 5.08 Cm

Weight: 5 Kg

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